Experienced Software DeveloperBy Jesse Mortenson

October 20, 2014

Fisdap is hiring! We’re looking for an experienced web application developer. Are you self-motivated and love to learn? Join our highly collaborative, self-directed, agile team in a small enterprise environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build powerful software architecture with us using modern PHP and Javascript practices to deliver rich, interactive user experiences

  • Provide mentoring and coaching

  • Provide thought leadership on technologies, architecture, and application design

  • Contribute ideas and techniques to improve the team and the products we create

  • Diagnose/debug and resolve issues

Required Skills

  • 3+ years experience developing enterprise/business web applications

  • Understanding of SOLID object-oriented design principles

  • Familiarity with agile development methodologies (i.e. Scrum)

  • Familiarity with continuous integration and other DevOps methodologies

  • Experience writing at least one of the following test types: unit, integration, acceptance

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with stakeholders and team members

  • Passionate and self-motivated

  • Experience implementing enterprise architecture patterns (i.e. Repository, Command Bus, Events)

  • Experience working with or developing RESTful web services

  • PHP 5.3+ is preferred; candidates with experience in other modern languages (Java, C#, Ruby) will also be considered

  • MVC frameworks

  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX

  • MySQL (or similar RDBMS)

  • Linux (Ubuntu)

  • Distributed version control systems (Mercurial [hg] or Git)

Preferred candidates will have experience with one or more of the following:

  • NoSQL databases (i.e. Couchbase)

  • OAuth2

  • Memcached

  • Zend Framework 1.x

  • Laravel 4+

  • Symfony components

  • Drupal 6+

  • Moodle 2+

  • Angular.js

  • Issue tracking (i.e. JIRA) and wikis (i.e. Confluence)


Since 1996, Fisdap has been building software for Emergency Medical Service educators and students.  More than 800 schools across the country (and some abroad) are using our online tools to manage, measure, and improve their students’ education.  We pride ourselves on customer service.  Our customers are active participants in our product development process, which relies on User Centered Design principles.

In 2014, Fisdap was named one of Minnesota Business Magazine’s Top 100 Companies to Work For.

Our team members are smart, creative, curious and self-motivated. We recognize these unique people with:

  • A fun and casual work environment

  • Horizontal company structure instead of traditional top-down management

  • Autonomy and support in doing meaningful, creative work

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • Quarterly profit-sharing

  • Retirement savings

  • Humane working hours

  • Designated quiet spaces

Check out our Facebook page or Twitter account for more information on Fisdap.

Let’s get started

If you want to join Fisdap’s team, please send your resume and a cover letter to jobs [at] fisdap [dot] net.  Feel free to include links to your LinkedIn profile, Twitter, software projects to which you’ve contributed, your blog – anything that will help us get to know you!

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